Angayajna, Aṅgayajña, Anga-yajna: 1 definition


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[«previous next»] — Angayajna in Sanskrit glossary
Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Aṅgayajña (अङ्गयज्ञ).—[aṅgībhūtaḥ yajñaḥ] a subordinate sacrificial act which is of 5 sorts; समिधो यजति, तनूनपातं यजति, इडो यजति, बर्हिर्यजति, स्वाहाकारं यजति इति पञ्चविधाः । एतेषां सकृदनुष्ठा- नेनैव तन्त्रन्यायेन प्रधानयागानामाग्नेयादीनामुपकारितेति मीमांसा (samidho yajati, tanūnapātaṃ yajati, iḍo yajati, barhiryajati, svāhākāraṃ yajati iti pañcavidhāḥ | eteṣāṃ sakṛdanuṣṭhā- nenaiva tantranyāyena pradhānayāgānāmāgneyādīnāmupakāriteti mīmāṃsā) Tv.

Derivable forms: aṅgayajñaḥ (अङ्गयज्ञः).

Aṅgayajña is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms aṅga and yajña (यज्ञ). See also (synonyms): aṅgayāga.

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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